Lake Ouachita State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 103
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 25
Number of Full Hookup Sites: 40
Surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest, Lake Ouachita is known for its scenic natural beauty and the clarity of its waters. These pristine waters form the largest manmade lake within Arkansas's borders. Named one of the cleanest lakes in America, 40,000-acre Lake Ouachita is a water sports mecca for swimming, skiing, scuba diving, boating and fishing. Angling for bream, crappie, catfish, stripers and largemouth bass can be enjoyed in open waters or quiet coves along the lake's 975 miles of shoreline.
Located just a short drive from the spa city of Hot Springs on the lake's eastern shore, Lake Ouachita State Park is your gateway to this popular water sports lake.
The park features historic Three Sisters' Springs. Fully-equipped cabins include seven that overlook the lake and one that offers a woods view. Park campgrounds feature 103 campsites (40 Class AAA, 25 Class B, 24 Class D, and 12 Hike-in Tent sites).
Other park facilities include picnic areas; trails; a swimming area and marina with boat rentals, bait and supplies. The park visitor center includes exhibits and a store.
From northwest Arkansas to Lake Ouachita State Park (via Scenic Highway 7)
Take I-40 east to Russellville. Then, take Hwy. 7 south through Jessieville. Turn right at Hwy. 192 and travel west six miles to Hwy. 227 north. Make a right onto Hwy. 227 north, then travel two miles to the park.
From Little Rock, Benton, Bryant, or south Arkansas to Lake Ouachita State Park (via I-30),
take I-30 west and continue to Exit 111 - Hot Springs. This is Hwy. 70 west. Take the 270 West Bypass (also known as the Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway), through Hot Springs staying in the left lane, and eventually passing Hot Springs Exit 1. This lane will turn into the right lane of Hwy 270 West as the expressway merges with the highway. Travel three miles to the junction of Hwy 227 North. Go right on Hwy. 227 North and follow it approximately 12 miles to the park.
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